Download Subtitle Support - Best Software & Apps

  • VLC media player

    3.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Simply the best free multi-format media player

    8
    41944 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of formats, Good hotkey support, Easy to use, Very flexible and lightweight, Integration with web channel streaming services, Improved interface in version 3, More format support in version 3, Plays BluRay and HD, Completely free!
    • CONS: User interface is quite basic, User interface slicker in Mac version
  • MX Player

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    One of the best free media players for Android

    7
    2973 votes
    • PROS: Plays almost any format, Multi-core decoding, Excellent subtitle support, All features unlocked in free version, Free
    • CONS: Some trial and error required
  • GOM Player

    2.3.28.5285

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    GOM Player is versatile, customizable and free for everyone. GOM plays all of the most popular video formats with the option to add subtitles and even VR!

    8
    5049 votes
    • Media Player Classic

      Home Cinema 1.7.10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Simple, lightweight media watching with Media Player Classic Home Cinema

      8
      499 votes
      • PROS: Simple interface, Runs well on slower machines, Handles almost any media file format
      • CONS: No streaming video support
    • BS.Player

      2.72

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      Great media player supporting a wide range of formats

      8
      5521 votes
      • PROS: Supports all popular video formats, Skinnable interface, Can handle subtitles, Easy to manage both with mouse and keyboard
      • CONS: Unattractive default skin, No documentation included
    • MPC HC

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free Windows media player that is open source

      8
      186 votes
      • PROS: Works on computers from as far back as 1999, There are no toolbar additions or adverts
      • CONS: It is basic and ugly looking if you do not make changes to it, The program is too simple for most media lovers
    • MX Player Códec (ARMv6 VFP)

      1.7.39

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A simple video player for your Android smartphone

      8
      37 votes
      • PROS: Comprehensive subtitle support
      • CONS: Doesn’t support some video types, Free version is limited
    • HandBrake

      0.10.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Free DVD to MPEG-4 converter

      7
      346 votes
      • PROS: Quick conversion, Alters video quality to suit required file size, Chops black bands around a video
      • CONS: Sometimes crashes
    • AllCast

      2.0.2.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Send photos, music, and videos from your Android to your TV

      5
      5 votes
      • MPlayerX

        1.0.18

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Free media player for almost any format

        6
        90 votes
        • PROS: Plays almost any video or audio, Very simple to use, Supports subtitles
        • CONS: No channel or subtitle search integration
      • MX Player Pro

        1.7.39

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Android

        Donation version of MX Player

        7
        151 votes
        • PROS: Plays almost any format, Multi-core decoding, Excellent subtitle support, All features unlocked in free version
        • CONS: Some trial and error required
      • Perian

        1.2.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Make QuickTime play almost any video format

        7
        234 votes
        • PROS: Support wide range of media files, Subtitle support for SSA and SRT, Works with QuickTime 7.6.6
        • CONS: May not play all media types, No longer under development, Does not work with QuickTime 10 or above
      • Aegisub

        3.0.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Full-featured, free subtitle editor for many formats

        8
        240 votes
        • PROS: Complete subtitles editor with many tools, Support for all popular subtitle formats, Embedded video player, Thoroughly documented
        • CONS: A bit overwhelming for beginners
      • SMPlayer

        16.6

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Multiformat video player that doesn't need codecs

        8
        394 votes
        • PROS: Not restricted by codecs, Resumes play from stopping point, Lot of subtitle control
        • CONS: Doesn't play some codec protected media properly
      • Dziobas Rar Player

        0.009.50

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Watch parts of a video as you unpack it

        7
        170 votes
        • PROS: Lots of video options, Supports a range of formats, Subtitle handling
        • CONS: Playback is sometimes a little jerky
      • Wondershare Player

        3.0.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Free Media Player for Everyone

        8
        15 votes
        • PROS: Free to download, Very easy to use
        • CONS: Annoying pop up ads, Cannot play media files from memory cards
      • DivX Software for Windows

        10.4

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        The official DivX player and converter

        7
        1346 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use attractive interface, Powerful media player, Includes a converter, Supports formats other than DivX
        • CONS: Converter is limited to 15 days, Big installation file
      • Leawo Blu-ray Player

        1.9.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Leawo Blu-ray Player plays Blu-ray, DVD, audio and video without quality loss

        8
        32 votes
        • Kantaris Media Player

          0.7.7

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Multimedia player based on VLC and Bass audio library

          8
          144 votes
          • PROS: Many formats supported, Nice visualization effects
          • CONS: You can only add tracks to playlist one by one, Few configuration options
        • VSO Media Player

          1.4.3.486

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free Software for Media Lovers

          8
          62 votes
          • PROS: Supports all types of media, Supports subtitles and many different languages
          • CONS: No help file available, Can be tricky to learn
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
        #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
        12.3.28.528550498.1Windows, Mac, Android
        22.7255217.9Windows, Android
        33.0.2419447.7Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
        4varies-with-device29737.5Android
        510.413467.2Windows, Mac